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Caffeine and Running

Posted by Janine Wong MS, RD on December 10, 2012

The Starting Line:  Does caffeine improve running performance?   Caffeine is a safe and naturally occurring drug, well known for its “energy boosting” properties. Many beverages and foods naturally contain caffeine, and it is a popular additive in energy and sport drinks and gels (see table below). Caffeine is absorbed rapidly via the stomach lining, peaks in the blood in 30 minutes to 2 hours,...

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